Now that I've gone back to work and the garden's slowed down a bit, postings may be a few days apart, I'm afraid. I just can't keep up. It's just the first week of school, but so far this year I have 163 students. Hopefully they'll hire more teachers after Labor Day, but I'm not so sure. The amount of kids in the classroom really isn't a problem. I've got one class of 36 where I have two at a front table and one at my desk, but they're all so good natured about it. It's the grading that's going to be the end of me. So far this week we've done two daily assignments (12 and 15 questions respectively) a 15 question quiz and then a 50 question test of which only the quiz and half of the test were matching/multiple choice. Everything else is essay or short answer. Multiply it all out by 163 kids and that's some major grading time that's not worked into your work day schedule.
I went out and shot this pitiful film of some of the garden today. I'm really looking for advice on how to run a trellis next year on the side box for the POLE beans. I know the film says 'bush' beans, but I was concentrating so hard on not saying 'bush,' that I did it anyway.
I won't be able to get around to the back end and I'm worried I'll cut off my access to the back row of squares. Wondering if any of y'all had any other ideas.
Enjoy the film.
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.
You may really want to hit play and just walk away. Just walk away while this beast buffers. I didn't mean for it to get so huge.
January 27, 2015 - Family update
2 years ago